Issue Brief on “Sabotaging the CPEC”

Introduction

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a multi-billion national project of China and Pakistan aimed at transforming the economy of the country and the regions surrounding it. The first mega pilot trade cargo of Chinese goods reached from Kashgar to Gwadar on November 12, 2016, and on the next day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif kicked off the historic ground-breaking ceremony of the first shipment through CPEC at the Gwadar Port. From the very inception of the launched of CPEC, India has adopted an anti-CPEC strategy and engineered conspiracies to sabotage the project on baseless grounds.

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